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Injured At Work? Get What You Are Owed After An Accident. Experienced Liability Attorneys Fighting For You.

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Personal Attention.

Our promise to each and every client we represent is this: Your case will always be personally handled by an experienced injury lawyer, specifically a partner in the firm, with decades of skill and expertise in the area of Florida injury law.


We have won more than $500 million dollars for our clients.
Our expertise and experience in successfully handling thousands of injury cases over the years has often focused on cases involving serious motor vehicle accident cases. Those cases have often involved severe injuries or deaths caused by large tractor trailer trucks, or while on a motorcycle or as a pedestrian, as well as injuries caused as a result of major impact auto accident crashes.


It is the unique combination of the skills and efforts of several of our partners working together as a team on each and every case, along with our associate attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, investigators and various experts that allows us to maximize the results for our clients, whether the case is resolved through settlement with the insurance company or by verdict at a jury trial.

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Injured At Work? Get The Team That Fights For You. 

We all need to work in order to live, and showing up for work each day is a part of anyone's routine. But what happens when you're hurt on the job? Your injuries could impact your finances directly, and that can leave you struggling to recover physically as well. While a worker's compensation claim is the first step to getting what you're owed, you also need a legal team on your side that can fight for you. The process of getting what you're owed isn't always as easy as it should be, and we'll make those responsible for your injuries pay for their actions.

The lawyers of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that for the injured, getting justice pays.

Filing A Worker's Compensation Claim

Worker's compensation is a type of insurance policy that protects employees and employers. When an employee is injured on the job, a worker's comp claim is filed. This pays for the employee's medical bills and provides compensation for lost wages as the employee heals. Every Florida employer with more than four employees - and construction related companies with just a single employee - must have worker's compensation coverage in place.

In order to file a claim, you must remember the following:

  • You have 30 days to report the workplace injury to your employer. However, the faster you report the injury and file your claim, the more likely it is that your injuries will be completely covered under the policy.

  • You must provide very specific details including witness names, location of accident, time and date, and the cause of the accident. Be very detailed during this breakdown of the accident to ensure that you get what you deserve.

  • You will have to undergo a medical evaluation as well. This must be handled by an authorized medical provider that the employer chooses - you may not be able to go to your doctor, in other words. The employer chooses the medical provider. However, you could still seek a second medical opinion if you feel the need to.

  • Your ability to receive compensation may also be impacted by being required to take a drug and alcohol screening. This is to prove that you were not intoxicated during the accident.

From here, you will generally wait to receive word back as to whether or not your claim has been approved or denied.

If approved, you'll receive compensation for things like:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages at work
  • Medications and medical supplies
  • And more

Basically, your claim will be used to help you stabilize your financial situation until you are able to heal enough to return to work. A workplace injury on its own could destroy someone's financial future, but with worker's compensation it's possible for those hurt to continue with their lives until they recover. We make sure that our clients get the proper amount so that they can focus on their physical health, not on making ends meet after an accident.

What If I'm Denied?

Injured employees who are denied a claim could be denied due to a few factors. Some may include:

  • The insurance company claims the injury didn't occur on the job
  • The employee is accused of fraud
  • The insurance company blames the injury on preexisting conditions
  • The employee is blamed for their injuries due to their own recklessness or negligence

If you're denied, you have the right to file an appeal through the worker's compensation appeals board. Denial is one of the main reasons that having an attorney on your side is so important - we fight to get you what you deserve and make sure that denials are appealed properly.

Why Do You Need A Lawyer?

Some may assume that it's an easy process to simply file a worker's compensation claim and receive the funds you are owed. But the reality is that worker's compensation claims are handled by insurance companies, and insurance companies will almost always do all that they can to avoid paying out a dime more than necessary.

This means that they could use a variety of tactics to reduce what they pay to you - or to avoid paying at all.

Some of their techniques could include:

  • Threatening nonpayment
  • Ignoring your attempts to contact them
  • Forcing you through needless, unending red tape
  • Offering settlements that are lower than you actually deserve

In short, you need someone that will stand up to the insurance companies and get what you're owed. With an attorney on your side, you'll have a tireless advocate who will fight to get you what you are owed. We negotiate with the insurance companies and make sure that you get what you deserve so you can move on with your life.

A workplace injury shouldn't leave you struggling to make ends meet. We make sure that it doesn't.

Do I Have Additional Rights?

Yes, those who are injured may have additional avenues with which to seek financial compensation for their injuries. Worker's compensation is one of the first things to consider, but if the injuries that you sustained were due to the recklessness or negligence of an employer, you could also file personal injury lawsuits against them.

With a worker's compensation claim, the process is no-fault. In other words, you don't have to prove that an employer was at fault for your injuries in order to receive worker's comp benefits. But in a lawsuit, you must show that your employer acted in a negligent or reckless manner and that those actions were the cause of your injuries. Examples include:

  • Knowing about safety risks at a jobsite and failing to warn employees or correct the issue
  • Using faulty equipment
  • Not following all government standards for safety
  • Requiring employees to act in a manner that is unsafe for them

Our lawyers can help with this.

If your injuries were due to the recklessness or negligence of an employer, you could file a worker's compensation claim and potentially seek restitution from the employer through a personal injury lawsuit as well.

However, employers and big corporations have deep pockets. They'll routinely do all that they can to fight those trying to seek compensation and avoid paying them a dime. The process of getting what you're owed can be long and difficult. Our lawyers know how difficult your recovery can be, and that's why we stand up and fight those who are responsible for your injuries to make sure you get what you're owed.

We Strongly Believe, Getting Justice Pays.

We handle the entire process for you and you only need to sign documents when needed. We'll let you focus on your physical recovery and get you the money you deserve. Contact us today to let us start fighting for you.

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.


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